Fellowships

Charles P. Segal Student Travel and Research Fellowships

Department fellowships are available for Classics concentrators (sophomores and juniors only) and Classics graduate students to pursue research related to the discipline. The maximum award is $4,000, with preference given to first-time applicants.

Research is usually conducted in the summer, and is often preliminary to a senior thesis for undergraduates or related to advanced projects for graduate students. Recipients write about their experiences for the Department's newsletter, Nota Bene. Students can peruse previous issues for examples of past projects.

Applications require a statement of purpose, a detailed budget, and two letters of recommendation from faculty or graduate student instructors (consisting of at least one substantial paragraph).

Applications are typically due in early March. Please contact Department Administrator, Teresa Wu (ttwu@fas.harvard.edu), with questions.

Fellowships for Graduate Students

In addition to the financial aid allocated annually by the Department through the Graduate School's Office of Financial Aid, there are many fellowships, both internal and external, for travel and research for which graduate students can compete. Information about many of these fellowships and their deadlines is available in the CARAT Database for Grants and Fellowships. See also the websites of the GSAS Fellowships Office and the Committee on General Scholarships.

GSAS fellowships

The following Graduate School scholarships and fellowships are reserved in whole or in part for graduate students of the Classics:

  • George Henry Chase
  • Arthur Deloraine Corey
  • Charles Haven Goodwin
  • William Watson Goodwin
  • Albert and Anna Howard
  • Francis Jones
  • Loeb Classical Library Foundation
  • Joseph Benjamin Moors
  • Charles Eliot Norton Fellowship
  • William King Richardson
  • Fred N. Robinson
  • Paul Shorey
  • Teschemacher Memorial

Dissertation completion fellowship

GSAS grants and post-doctoral fellowships databases

Other Harvard fellowships

Dumbarton Oaks Junior and Summer Fellowships

Fellowships for Undergraduates

Please see the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships for more information about fellowships for undergraduates.